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1st / 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot

1814 -1817

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The Regiments
Known as (nickname)................................................... "The Red Feathers", Murray's Buck's "," The Suprisers " , " Lacodemonian's "
Facings............................................................................ LIGHT YELLOW
Braided Lace.................................................................. Silver
Service in Australia .......................................................Arrived in 1814 . The Regiment saw service in Sydney , Newcastle , Parramatta & Tasmania before  leaving for Madras in 1817
Service in Australia ......................................................
 
. This regiment arrived in New South Wales with others from the 20th Regiment and the 41st Regiment

Copy of the account published in 1826 by J.M. Richardson in "The Oriental Herald and Journal of General Literature." Vol. X July to Sept, pages 305 to 311. Located in the University of Michigan.

Sinking of the Royal Charlotte

 
Commanding Officer....................................Lieut. Colonel G. Molle
 
 

 

 Ships the 46th Regiment sailed on
 
Representation of the 46th Regiment Uniform
 
This Regiment began its Military life in 1741 as the 57th Regiment of Foot. During 1748 it became the 46th Regiment of foot and retained this title until 1782, when it became the 46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot. The distinctive Red Feathers worn on the Shako (hat) was a tribute to the Regiments actions in the American War of Independence. The 46th Regiment arrived in Australia to replace the 73rd Regiment 1st Battalion Highland in February 1814,which was then relieved by the 48th Foot .The Northamptonshire Regiment in 1817. On the 11th of June, 1813, the regiment sailed on board the transport "Preston" for Portsmouth. Following its arrival at Spithead, the Regiment received orders to proceed to Cowes, in the Isle of Wight. . The regiment embarked on the 23rd of August, 1813, on board the transports "Wyndham," "Three Bees," and "General Hewitt" , and arrived at New South Wales in February, 1814. Some of the Regiment arrived on convict transports, These were separate from the main body.    Following the Regiments Service in New South Wales and on the 8th of September, 1817, the Regiment embarked in three divisions at Sydney Cove on board the "Matilda," "Lloyd," and "Dick" , and arrived at Madras on the 16th of December 1817
The following is a history of many name changes.
 
1741.....57th Regiment of Foot (Colonel James Price's Regiment)
1751.....Know by the Name of the Commanding Officer
1748.....46th Regiment of Foot
1782.....46th (South Devonshire) Regiment of Foot
1881.....2nd Battalion of The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry
Present.....The Light infantry
 
 
References
Family Members, Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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